Nurses are there to augment a doctor’s care and ensure you are taken care of. However, in the same way, doctors may harm their patients through negligence, failure to be careful, or disregard for proper procedures, nurses can hurt their patients by acting inappropriately. Depending on the specifics of your experience, you may have a case for malpractice if you have been injured or harmed by a nurse.
If you have been harmed in any way because of a doctor, nurse, or another medical professional, you must secure legal representation right away. Call Kempton & Russell right away at (660) 722-4115 for the help you need.
Common Forms of Nursing Malpractice
Our firm has handled many medical malpractice cases over the years. In our experience, here are some common forms of nursing malpractice that may warrant a lawsuit:
- Administering the wrong medication
- Causing injury by moving too hastily
- Giving a dose of medication that is too high or too low
- Failing to document procedures, symptoms, etc.
- Failing to act when necessary
- Harming a patient by using machinery improperly or without exercising sufficient care
Keep in mind that you may have a legitimate medical malpractice claim, even if your specific injuries are not mentioned above. Also remember that if any of the above occurred but you did not experience injury or harm as a result, you may not have a viable nursing malpractice case. (If you are unsure whether you have a claim or not, consult with a legal professional right away to get help.)
Other Liable Parties for Nursing Malpractice
If any of the above happen to you, or you experience any other nursing-related medical malpractice injury, there are several parties that may be responsible:
- Diagnostic technician
Because all of the above provide patient services that are intertwined, your nurse’s error may have occurred because another party failed to perform their duties appropriately. For example, the attending doctor could be responsible if they failed to supervise the nurse and prevent them from injuring you. If the hospital employed a doctor or nurse who was incompetent or who had a history of failure to perform their duties, it could potentially be held responsible as well.
If You’ve Been Injured by a Nurse, Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Sedalia Right Away.
Our legal team at Kempton & Russell is here to serve you and ensure you are treated fairly during this time. When you are overlooked or harmed by those charged with caring for you, we are prepared to do something about it. Even if you are unsure whether your circumstances provide sufficient grounds for a nursing malpractice case, send us an email and schedule your free initial consultation today.
Can A Nurse Sue A Patient for Injury?
It is possible for a patient to injure a nurse and depending on the situation, the nurse may sue the patient. It is important to consider all the evidence in the case because it is possible that the company or hospital may also be responsible for damage. For example, if a patient attacks and injures a nurse, then the nurse may sue the patient. However, it is possible that the hospital did not have protections in place that would have prevented such an incident. The nurse may also have a case against the hospital.
Call (660) 722-4115 to talk to one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members right away.